Where to stay, eat, shop, and play in this borderland city that’s rich in architectural wonders and divine dining.
A historic road outside El Paso teems with under-the-radar taco stops.
Katie Nodjimbadem on how she was shaped by her family's unlikely choice to make a home in the Chihuahuan Desert.
At this old-school spot, you could get your dusty pickup washed while munching on a taco or an omelet.
As El Paso tries to avoid a new COVID-19 wave, most Juárez residents can't travel into the States for the jab.
A roundup of the city's best offerings, from beefy burritos to modernist cuisine.
For those who hail from the COVID-19 hot spot, isolation from family this Thanksgiving and Christmas is especially painful.
Leaders on both sides of the Rio Grande claim border crossings, an aspect of daily life in the region, have contributed to the recent surge in infections.
The border city treated my family with care and invited us to find community there.
This San Elizario family business, which specializes in queso asadero, started in a home kitchen and now has fans around the country.
It was most likely the first Texas barbecue dispute to end up in court.
'Briarpatch,' a new show on USA Network, portrays a West Texas rarely seen on TV.
The El Paso native and celebrity chef is coming home in support of his new memoir, ‘Where I Come From.’
The pop star, forever from the city of the 915, releases his new EP.
The film from Spike Lee and Jordan Peele is based on the experiences of El Pasoan Ron Stallworth.
Three large red letters caught my eye at a busy intersection in El Paso, and I knew I’d found the new home for Desert Oak Barbecue. “BBQ” is the only thing written above the door, but it stands out amid the strip center clutter. It’s a big step up from
The move by Sheriff Richard Wiles marks a growing chorus of local law enforcement across Texas that is critical of the federal family separation policy.
Last weekend, border agents turned away legal asylum-seekers on the U.S.-Mexico border. In a ‘Texas Monthly Reporter’ podcast, reporter Robert Moore discusses this tactic and its effect on those being turned away.
Diana Natalicio is believed to be the longest serving president of a public university in the country.
The film captures the lives of three student-athletes in El Paso and the dual nature of the U.S.–Mexico border.
As construction begins for Trump’s project near El Paso, debate turns to nomenclature instead of immigration.
Every room has a spectacular view in this ultramodern house that makes the most of its surroundings.
For an affordable stay in a new city, with built-in friends.
Republican congressman is among the most vulnerable in the nation.
In our westernmost city, cultural boundaries are as fluid as the Rio Grande.
Advocates Say There Could be a ‘Chilling Effect’ After ICE Agents Detained a Woman at Protective Order Court
The “unprecedented” arrest has the potential to further marginalize vulnerable members of the immigrant community.
After a short run of festival dates in 2012, the El Paso rock heroes return with new music and a world tour.
Back in April, I gave El Paso some tough love. I had tried and failed to find good barbecue there, and I wrote about my futile search in an article called “BBQ in Far West Texas? I’ll Paso.” With a headline like that, it’s no surprise that the piece resulted in
Reproductive Services will become the first shuttered clinic to reopen its doors after HB2, but its future is still unclear.
The music sharing service shows how little Dallas and Houston have in common, how Austin loves critical darlings, and how much Aggies love Aggies.
Neighborhoods in both Austin and El Paso have subdivisions with streets named after famous Olympians—including the 1976 Decathlon gold medalist who earned that medal when she went by the name “Bruce Jenner.” What do you do with those streets now that she’s living as Caitlyn?
“I can’t breathe.” Yet again.
More like the fun police, are we right?
On January 18, 1910, a newspaper advertisement for Watson’s Grocery included “Smoked Brisket Beef” for thirty cents per pound. It’s the earliest advertisement for smoked brisket that I have found in Texas, and it was in El Paso. With such a long history of smoking briskets you’d think they would
They’ve been smoking briskets over mesquite since Tony’s The Pit Bar-B-Q opened in 1958. Tony Vargas Sr. started the place, but according to Martha Vargas, it was her husband Tony Vargas Jr. that’s responsible for its most famous menu item – brisket hash.Mrs. Vargas recited the ingredient list without hesitation
Returning to El Paso and finding that you can’t go home again. Or maybe you can.
If you want to reach out to the city of @Austin, you’d better look at @AustinTexasGov. If you’re looking for @Dallas, check out @1500Marilla. So who owns the more logical Twitter usernames for Texas cities?
Catholics who see the racy film may have to get on their knees afterward.
After the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the injunction issued by a lower court, access to abortion services in Texas are limited to a handful of clinics in just the four largest cities in the state. Is this the new normal?
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in El Paso stand accused of violating the confidentiality of dozens of Sikh asylum seekers detained in their facility.
The El Paso indie rockers bring their ringing guitars to a room stuffed with balloons.
Why did dozens of Sikh detainees in a federal facility in El Paso go on hunger strike in April?
The "Live Music Capital of the World" is also a live music venue cemetery. The University of Texas-area bar Hole in the Wall is an exception.
World Cup fever is spreading!
One family’s journey into enchanted enchilada land.
As a teenager I thought a quick paint job would help my family blend in to our white suburban neighborhood. Now I'm glad it wasn't that simple.
It would be frightening if it weren't so weird, dumb, and ineffective: A new scam that attempts to prey on the elderly involves calling people up, telling them they've won the lottery, and then sending a cab to their house. The big flaw? No one has of yet gotten into
John Rechy, whose novel "City of Night" was wildly successful when it was published in 1963, grew up during the Depression, the youngest of five children born to a Mexican family in El Paso.